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Benin bronze head with gourd, 15
Bronze; Iron
13 1/5 in
33.5 cm
Unique
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Entwistle

This rare and important royal memorial bronze head, uhunmwun-elao, from the Benin court of the Edo …

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This rare and important royal memorial bronze head, uhunmwun-elao, from the Benin court of the Edo peoples of southern Nigeria the is one of the most iconic works in the cannons of African art and an emblem of the sophistication in bronze casting perfected in Benin as early as the XV century. Its elegant proportions …

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Edo peoples, court of Benin, Nigeria
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L&R Entwistle & Co, Ltd
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Entwistle

This rare and important royal memorial bronze head, uhunmwun-elao, from the Benin court of the Edo …

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This rare and important royal memorial bronze head, uhunmwun-elao, from the Benin court of the Edo peoples of southern Nigeria the is one of the most iconic works in the cannons of African art and an emblem of the sophistication in bronze casting perfected in Benin as early as the XV century. Its elegant proportions …

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Manufacturer
Edo peoples, court of Benin, Nigeria
Image rights
L&R Entwistle & Co, Ltd
Benin bronze head with gourd, 15
Bronze; Iron
13 1/5 in
33.5 cm
Unique
Sold